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Saturday August 27th, 2022
9:30am - 10:00am

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Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.
Saturday August 27th, 2022
10:00am - 10:30am

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Saturday August 27th, 2022

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James "Jimmy" Fohn Rothe

James Fohn Rothe (Jimmy) of D’Hanis, Texas passed away on August 23, 2022, surrounded by family at the age of 74.  He was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 24, 1948, to Howard and Lillian Fohn Rothe. He graduated from D’Hanis High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Jimmy traveled extensively after college. He became a history teacher at McDowell Middle School in Hondo, Texas and spent the last years of his life raising sheep on his family ranch in D’Hanis, Texas.

       Jimmy was a free-thinker and was dedicated to following his own path during his lifetime. He was intelligent, humorous, kind, considerate and above all a great friend to those who knew him. He loved the outdoors and all the creatures in it. He taught his daughter, and later his granddaughters, to enjoy and be thankful for what nature provides.

          Jimmy enjoyed spending time reading books and was an avid pool player.

     Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Rothe and Lillian Fohn Rothe. He is survived by his daughter Caitlin Rothe; son-in-law: Rafael Gutierrez; grandchildren: Lillian, Annaliese and Emelia Gutierrez of Uvalde, Texas; partner: Megan Anteola of San Antonio, Texas; sisters: Betty Irwin and Jane Weekley of San Antonio, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a rosary being recited at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Hondo Funeral Home.

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My sister Elise and I send our condolences to Jimmy’s loved ones. Jimmy was a great friend to our Dad Wesley. We have many fond memories of the ranch, hiking, and enjoying nature during our occasional weekend visits. He was a quiet and thoughtful man.

Terra Courtney Sep 26 2022 9:40 PM


JOEL PEREZ Sep 17 2022 9:16 AM

Caitlin, I am very sad about your dad passing over. He was too good, to go too soon. He was the best friend I ever had. I will never forget him or all the adventures we had. Love to you and all of your family, Ron and Kathy.

r. young Aug 27 2022 11:46 PM

You will be so missed I will miss hearing your stories our grandbabies will forever remember you! Keep on eye over us ❤️

Azalea Aug 25 2022 12:08 PM

May God be at your side

Elsie Rothe Aug 24 2022 11:54 AM

Caitlin, I wish I had known your daddy. I’m so, so sorry he is gone. I know you’re so glad you had him with you for the last weeks of his life. God bless you and your family.
Lee Case

Lee Case Aug 23 2022 10:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jimmy" Rothe

Chaya Aug 23 2022 9:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jimmy" Rothe

Michelle Freier Aug 23 2022 7:53 PM

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Alexis Mcillwain Aug 23 2022 7:31 PM

Jimmy-Dad was a wonderful man and taught me many things during our times together. We will all miss him dearly. I’m grateful to have spent so many fun times with you both. May he Rest In Peace and watch over all of us each day. I love you all Katy.

Tiffany Meridith Aug 23 2022 7:27 PM

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